Nottingham Forest’s season is pretty much over now – with six games of the Championship to go they cannot get promoted and there’s little chance of relegation to League One.
Forest are 13 points clear of 22nd-placed Rotherham and it would take a collapse of epic proportions, plus most of the clubs below them to go on winning runs, for them to be in trouble.
Therefore the shackles – if there were any attached – can now come off, but in truth it looks like Chris Hughton’s men have been playing with freedom for a few weeks.
The Reds are unbeaten in three outings and some of Hughton’s January business has given the team a real lift – most notably Man United loanee James Garner who has netted twice from midfield in the previous two games.
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Hughton seemed to fall on a solid starting line-up against QPR last time out, where Forest ran out 3-1 winners, and for the long trip to Bristol City he’s made just one change to the starting line-up.
Anthony Knockaert comes in for Sammy Ameobi – who misses out entirely through injury – on the right wing and Hughton continues to give crucial game-time to teenage star Alex Mighten, who could be a big player for Forest next season.
As expected when on an unbeaten run Forest fans are pretty happy with the consistent team – let’s see some of their reactions.
Very attacking! Good stuff, need to build this confidence and keep on the front foot.
— Steve Stone's Mullet (@RedDogCam) April 10, 2021
If we can keep most of this starting 11 next year we are sorted.
— Joseph Bradford (@gingerjoseph200) April 10, 2021
Now that’s a lineup 😍
but still make our Wozza captain
— Gaetan Bong Appreciation Foundation (@BongFoundation) April 10, 2021
WHAT A TEAM
— Jake Douglas (@Jake_Dougie) April 10, 2021
Great team! Have a feeling we can make it 3 wins out of 3 today! COYR!! #nffc
— louise☯ (@louisemissymoo) April 10, 2021
— benjamin wilson (@what_wils_saw) April 10, 2021
— CityGroundShelf (@CityGroundShelf) April 10, 2021
— J☔️ (@champagneuzi) April 10, 2021
— Bennn ⚽️ (@NFFCben9) April 10, 2021
— Tom Bell (@tombell77) April 10, 2021